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Arrowhead
Sagittaria latifolia

Native, perennial emergent herb usually erect, 1-4' tall. This species has been used in shorelines zones, especially within the bench of retention ponds. It is well suited for wetland restorations within quiet pools, shallow water of lakes and ponds and shrubby conditions.

USDA symbol: SALA2

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height2 to 4 feet
Light ExposurePart Sun, Sun
Soil MoistureWet
Bloom ColorWhite
Arrowhead (Arrowhead<div><em class="small">Sagittaria latifolia</em></div>)
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Tolerances

Flooding / Inundation ToleranceModerate
General Resilience8
Salt ToleranceNone
Stress ToleranceFire Tolerant, General Disturbance

Pollinator Value: Very High

Bloom MonthsJuly to August
Pollinator BenefitInsect Pollinated, Supports Generalists

Project Planning

Project TypeErosion Control, Restoration, Shoreline Buffer
Coefficient of Conservatism5
Herbivore SensitivityMedium
LifespanPerennial
Rate of SpreadFast
Soil StabilizationDeep
Vegetative ReproductionClonal

Range

CountyAitkin, Anoka, Becker, Beltrami, Benton, Blue Earth, Brown, Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chippewa, Chisago, Clay, Clearwater, Cook, Cottonwood, Crow Wing, Dakota, Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Hennepin, Houston, Isanti, Itasca, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Mahnomen, Marshall, Martin, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Mower, Nobles, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pennington, Pine, Pipestone, Polk, Pope, Ramsey, Red Lake, Redwood, Rice, Sherburne, Sibley, St. Louis, Stearns, Steele, Swift, Todd, Wabasha, Wadena, Waseca, Washington, Watonwan, Wilkin, Winona, Wright
EcoregionDriftless Area, Lake Agassiz Plain, North Central Hardwood Forests, Northern Glaciated Plains, Northern Lakes and Forests, Northern Minnesota Wetlands, Western Cornbelt Plains
Approximate Eco ProvinceEastern Broadleaf Forest, Laurentian Mixed Forest, Prairie Parkland, Tallgrass Aspen Parklands